My first true fill up in the Volvo was not quite what I expected. Thinking that I could return anything even near to the Skoda was a bad idea, a heavy smaller engined petrol car is no match for the efficency of the VAG fuel sipper.

Over varied roads and conditions the book promised a measly 36mpg – disappointing for a 1.6, my fill worked out to an unimpressive 45mpg (using the new MPG Calculator app on my iPhone).

That’s only a 25% inscrease over standard.

I think it’s time to rethink my strategy with the Volvo. I am just thankful that lift sharing has saved me over 100 miles in the past 2 weeks. Roll on the summer so I can start biking again.